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    Posted 3 years ago

    Newfld
    (784 items)

    These 8"H x 4 3-4"W heavyweight rearing horse glass bookends were a popular item with several glass companies including Imperial, Fostoria and Heisey from the 60s-90s. The distinguishing features of these Smith models are the bumpy beaded mane and 8" height. Body ruby & red-orange with gold streaks, nose and mane. By the LE Smith Glass Co of Mt Pleasant PA, founded 1907

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    1. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Lovely bookends, Jenni!
    2. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      Never seen these, just getting into the American glass vintage pieces, love this pair, very impressive. :-)
    3. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Ken that's such a great compliment, I too was a bit dazzled by these particularly the red amberina color, and I always double check the CW past posts to be sure it's not a repeater (there are other rearing horse bookends here, but not by Smith nor this color)

      Super compliment Thomas, I'm really glad you enjoyed my horses

      MrsT they are really strong glass bookends & I'm glad they can be useful beyond just pretty glass, as I'm a huge book reader (can't do the e-books, too much screen staring hurts my eyes), thanks for the kind words

      I really enjoy your glass collection truthordare, and am very happy that you liked these, American art glass made some pretty nice pieces especially animals, however finding them can be difficult (I refer to books and see if a vintage item I like is floating around the 'net, I'm often out of luck), thanks for the kind compliments

      Eileen, Ms red lover, I knew these would catch your eye! So glad you liked them, I actually did try to photograph them in stronger sunlight but there was too much black shadowing in the glass, so I settled for early daylight. Appreciate your great words as always

      Many thanks everyone for loving my horses
      Ken
      buckethead
      Judy
      Adele
      Thomas
      Bonnie
      MrsT
      truthordare
      Eileen
      BB2
      fort
    4. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Really appreciate the kind love & support
      Bonnie
      Phil
      Vet
    5. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Glad you liked the horses dlpetersen and worthit2, it's so nice of you and much appreciated
    6. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 years ago
      Fire horses!!! These are stunning book ends!
    7. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      They are rather flaming red at that Lauren, thanks for the super compliment and the love, glad you liked them
    8. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 3 years ago
      Haha- I have two book ends kinda similar- there of two blue ceramic horse heads...water ponies I suppose?! :D
    9. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Lauren the blue horse head bookends sound so pretty, I hope you will post them in future
    10. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      I just bought a pair of these in brown glass a couple of weeks ago. I like the red ones better! I have a New Martinsville pair in Crystal that similar.
    11. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      BTW, not sure what kind of e-reader, you use but I've found using the blue shade setting on my Amazon Fires is really helpful to prevent eye strain. I've also experimented with different brightness and contrast settings. Sometimes books are just more aesthetically pleasing, though.
    12. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thanks kwqd for your very nice comments! The rearing horse bookends are so impressive and nice to own, good luck finding your New Martinsville ones I'm sure they're lovely. I really appreciate the advice on using the blue shade setting onscreen I will try that, however yes I am a little "old school" and enjoy reading books - which is also hard on the eyes lol!

      Greatly appreciate the love kwqd and aura, many thanks
    13. Windwalker, 3 years ago
      jenni... just love the color, nice find...
    14. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thanks Windwalker for the very kind comment, so glad you liked these bright horses & always grateful for the love

      Many thanks Anik for the love it's sincerely appreciated
    15. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      fabilus roaring up super fantastic pieces jenni
      thanks for sharing
      all the very best malkey
      xxxx
      1412
    16. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Malkey such kind words as always, I'm very happy you enjoyed my glass horses, you have the most wonderful glass collection & always grateful for the love

      Ditto Roy, you're a great friend and always there for me, I'm thinking of you as my next post will amuse you I think & I love your feedback

      Thanks very much guys!
    17. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks welzebub for the kind love, it's greatly appreciated and I'm so very pleased that you liked my horse pair
    18. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thanks clockerman for the love & very glad you enjoyed my red horses
    19. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Many thanks officialfuel, I am so glad you enjoyed my fiery red horses, very grateful for the kind appreciation
    20. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Thanks Pickaboo for the love, very glad you enjoyed these horses

      Appreciate the like GeodeJem, thank you

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